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GEO 101 - World Geography


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
This course is a survey of the earth’s surface, its geophysical features and its economic importance. Climate, soil, natural resources and transportation are studied as they affect economic, political and cultural development.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the interaction between humans and their physical environment.
  2. Distinguish between developed and developing geographic regions.
  3. Identify the impact and role of climate, soil and natural resources.
  4. Analyze the impact of geophysical features on transportation.
  5. Analyze the physical and environmental landscape.
  6. Identify the impact of geophysical features on economic, political and cultural development.
  7. Evaluate the economic importance of the earth’s geophysical features.
Listed Topics
  1. Developed versus developing regions
  2. Geophysical features
  3. Climate, soil and natural resources
  4. Geophysical impact on transportation, economic, political and cultural development
  5. Physical and human landscape
  6. Humans and their physical environment
Reference Materials
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015


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